Jim Tressel and Chip Kelly: Polar Opposites Meet In Pasadena

Posted by Tim Bielik on December-14-2009 Add Comments

One of the more entertaining aspects of the 2010 Rose Bowl Game aside from the players on both sides, are the coaches,who are polar opposites of each other in so many ways.

Jim Tressel on one side is the old guard, who has been a head coach in college football for 23 years and is coaching his seventh BCS game since his hiring at Ohio State in 2001.

Opposing him on the UO sideline is Chip Kelly, the young dog who is a first-time head coach and making his first trip to a BCS game.

These two men are as different as possible in personality and coaching style.

Tressel in press conferences is notoriously senator-like, giving long answers usually without saying too much in translation.

Kelly dresses as the Duc...

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